Designated Driver Services in the D
By: Ryan O'Bleness
April 13, 2016
It is easy to scroll through our “In the D” website and find several stories pertaining to beer, cocktails, breweries and alcohol-related events, and for good reason. However, let’s make one thing clear, we want you to have fun while being responsible. I see nothing wrong with enjoying a few drinks on a night out, but it is vital to make sure you have a safe, sober driver lined up.
It’s not always easy to be the one who volunteers to be the designated driver when the rest of your friends are throwing back some brews. Luckily, there are designated driver services in the metro Detroit area ready and willing to keep you from getting behind the wheel, and to make sure you get back home safely.
Not only does Detroit Designated Driver LLC pick you up, it also drives your car back to your residence! A two-person team – a driver and a chaser – is dispatched to your location. The driver drives your car (with you in it) home and the chaser follows. The company charges a $40 flat rate for a pick-up and the first five miles, and then an additional $2 per mile after that.
This DD service provides help for several counties: Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Livingston and Monroe. All of the drivers are licensed chauffeurs, and Safe Way Home also takes your vehicle back to your home. The company services all kinds of events as well: weddings, concerts, parties, casino trips, large events, etc. Check out the service rates here.
Make the right decision; call a designated driver service to pick you up if you’re out drinking. Drinking and driving is not worth the risks. Be smart, metro Detroiters!